Haha you even got someone who’s been reading this forum for years to finally register and make his first post here. Well done. (I’m not a native English speaker so pardon my writing anyway).
Me, I am originally a Rosicky fan, so I support whichever teams he played for and generally like the things associated with those teams, including Klopp. Needless to say it was a shit feeling when I knew he would come to Liverpool instead of Arsenal, but I still like him though.
Re the “Klopp is WC or not” debate. I always feel annoyed when people bring up stuff like “he has spent 500 million and won nothing” to undermine his achievements. Net spend aside, it’s not like he spent all that money in the winter transfer window of 2016 and had multiple failed attempts at trophies.
- First half-season, he took Rodgers’ average squad to 2 finals without spending a penny. Lost one only on penalty as well.
- The two following seasons, his major signings (pre VVD) were only Mane, Wijnaldum, Salah and Ox for only 30-40M each. That’s very modest spending, just barely higher than the likes of Everton. Took them to consecutive top 4 finishes while playing breathtaking football (mind you, top 4 in the big 6 era is much harder than the top 4 when there was only a big 4).
- Then with VVD he got to the CL final, up against a historic Madrid team, and who knows what would have happened had Salah not gotten injured that night and Karius not fucked up massively, twice!
- The following summer, yes he spent like 180 million to address the final holes in his squad and give it a go. But again, he has to face a collosus task in beating the best team in PL history (despite that, Liverpool are still now up there level on points with City with a game in hand).
If anything, Klopp has been actually very unlucky in terms of trophy, because despite making Liverpool punching over their weight for a long time, he kept facing some unprecedentedly strong opponents in the end. Any other season before 17/18, Liverpool would have been the runaway leaders by now. If people want to throw the “no trophies with that spending” argument at him, do it at the end of this season because he only actually spent money from the winter of 2018.
But even so, I still find that argument very lazy and short-sighted.